For some, nothing says Christmas quite like the Hallelujah Chorus. Fortunately, the Sound is filled with music from Handel’s Messiah this year, including Sing and Play Alongs, and a unique ballet and opera performance. Here are some of our favorites.

Handel’s “Messiah” Oratorio
Sunday, November 18
Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church
3218 W. Barrett St.
Seattle, WA 98199

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The Our Lady of Fatima Chamber Choir and Baroque Orchestra will perform Handel’s immortal oratorio “MESSIAH” as it was heard in 1742 with all the original recitatives, arias and choruses accompanied by the Our Lady of Fatima Baroque Orchestra of 18th century instruments. All seats are within 60 feet of the performers. There’s free parking and a free reception. Tickets available HERE for $15/general admission or at the door for $20/general admission.

Handel’s Messiah
Sunday, November 18
Federal Way Symphony
St. Luke’s Church
515 S 312th St.
Federal Way, WA 98003

Handel’s Messiah, the most popular of all holiday choral works, returns to the Federal Way Symphony this year with new choruses and great soloists! Tickets are $21/person and available HERE.

Tacoma Symphony
Friday, December 14
St. Charles Borromeo Church
7112 S. 12th St.
Tacoma, WA 98465

Handel’s complete Messiah returns with a new slate of soloists. Geoffrey Boers, conducts the Tacoma Symphony Orchestra, Tacoma Symphony Chorus, and four stellar vocal soloists. This great work has inspired audiences for hundreds of years. Among the most famous selections are the aria, “I Know That My Redeemer Liveth,” and, of course, the beloved “Hallelujah Chorus.” Tickets are $25/general admission. Purchase online.
(253) 564-5185

Seattle Symphony
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
December 14, 15 and 16
Benaroya Hall
200 University Street
Seattle, WA 98101

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The exquisite choral writing and the exultant “Hallelujah” chorus in Handel’s Messiah featuring the Seattle Symphony Chorale and soloists. Tickets start at $24/person and are available online or at the box office.

Sing and Play Along Messiah
Sunday, December 16
St. Michael & All Angels Episcopal Church
325 SE Darst St
Issaquah, WA 98027

Singers of all ages, abilities, and skill levels! Instrumentalists comfortable with playing Baroque music!Come sing, play, or hear the Christmas portion of Handel’s Messiah and help raise funds for Issaquah Community Services through the Issaquah Press “Merry Christmas Issaquah” Fund. 100% of donations assist families in need. Instrumentalists should bring music stands; the church will provide instrumental parts. A reception follows in the parish hall.

Handel’s Messiah Sing-and-Play-Along
December 26
University Unitarian Church
6556 35th Ave NE
Seattle, WA 98115

It’s the 43rd annual Handel’s Messiah Sing-and-Play-Along. UUC is delighted to host this event, which is renowned in the Seattle community. Messiah Sing-and-Play-Alongs have had some exciting moments – from an enormous round of applause for a particular trumpet player who tackled a solo with aplomb, to auction winners who have the privilege of conducting the enormous group for one movement! General Admission Tickets are $18/each, available HERE.

Handel’s Messiah opéra-ballet with Ballet Bellevue
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
December 28, 29 and 30
Meydenbauer Center
11100 NE Sixth St.
Bellevue, WA 98004

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Join Ballet Bellevue for the Northwest Premier of Handel’s Messiah, the opéra-ballet! This unique production is designed to bring ballet and opera together on the same stage. Tickets start at $25/person, available HERE.